Antigone / Antigone

Play Details

  • Play
    Antigone
  • Author
    Sophocles
  • Era
    Pre 19th Century

Scene Details

  • Act
    1
  • Scene
    Unspecified
  • Genre
    Tragic

Character Details

  • Name
    Antigone
  • Gender
    Female
  • Age
    Young Adult
  • Ethnicity
    Doesn't matter

Summary Details

  • Two main speeches from this one act play that can be used. King Creon decrees that Polynices, a traitor is not to be buried, but his sister Antigone defies the order. She is caught, and sentenced by Creon to be buried alive - even though she is betrothed to his son Haemon. After the blind prophet Tiresias proves that the gods are on Antigone's side, Creon changes his mind - but too late. He goes first to bury Polynices, but Antigone has already hanged herself. When Creon arrives at the tomb, Haemon attacks him and then kills himself. When the news of their death is reported, Creon's wife Eurydice takes her own life. Creon is alone.